When Don’t Panic Meets Brian Wilson

 

No, it’s true.

Kind of all over the board, again.  On my write-about-to-do list: Alzheimer’s Disease and research, Marcus is honored by the Rise Awards, so many friends doing super cool stuff, self-advocates being publicly (and wrongly) “put in their place,” IQ cans and cant’s, how is cant’s supposed to be spelled, when cans outweigh everything and when they don’t, Marcus’ most recent school event, his upcoming modelling debut at the Global Fashion show.  Also on my mind is the Ethan Saylor Film Festival, the Human Trisome Project, and, if you can believe it, time-management.  Consequently, I’ve been in the coffee shop for over an hour and have completed approximately nothing except spinning my wheels and re-writing this paragraph a few times.

 

Last week I shared how scatterbrained I have become lately. Part of the full brain isn’t only the typical to-do list (PS don’t just drop by my house – it’s in a state) or the brink of overwhelming that my professional life, well, just is. Also, there are the words, the words that clamor and brew and push. They scratch at the door like a cat. Like a cat because when I open the door, they just stare at me. Maybe turnaround. Maybe stretch. Maybe rub against the wall, or me, or…but will they walk through and tell me more? Will they tell me what the hell they want? No.

Damn cat words.

 

Part of the problem, of course, is I want to tell you, the universe that is you, some big important things. And that takes…time. And courage. And I am scared. Oh Crap – this has become one of those whiny writer posts. I need to focus, quick, before you click away. (As well you should if this continues.)

This picture was taken by the talented Sherri Harisch picture taker. http://www.sherriharnischpicturetaker.com with my adjusting out faces. :)

This picture was taken by the talented Sherri Harisch picture taker. http://www.sherriharnischpicturetaker.com with my adjusting out faces. 🙂

One of my favorite time tricks is to do a whole slew of the easy things, so the list is reduced a bit and I feel like I’ve done something. So let’s go back to that list up top.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease and research: Yeaaaahhhh, you know this is too much for today and I promise you, I want to explain more about what is known and what is unknown, how it affects us, how it affects you. I guess all I’ve got today is, stay tuned.
  • Marcus is honored by the Rise Awards: Did you see this? I’m new to this event and I L-O-V-E the tag: We See You! We Honor You! We Celebrate You! There is an online event on October 28.
  • So many friends doing super cool stuff: Did you see all the honorees there? Blake! Connor! Jennifer! New Friends!!!! Plus folks I have yet to introduce to you are writing books, making movies, living…just living full and cool lives.
  • Self-advocates being publicly (and wrongly) “put in their place” – This will be a rant if I don’t let it sit a minute. Beware.
  • IQ cans and cant’s, how is cant’s supposed to be spelled, when cans outweigh everything and when they don’t: If you’re going to label someone by a number – There are many more numbers to consider than just the IQ.
  • Marcus’ most recent school event: We did it! Again! About 100 first and second graders who watched, listened, and asked Marcus lots of questions about creating this story and the next. They were very interested in the next – which I take as a good sign for more. More!
  • His upcoming modelling debut at the Global Fashion Show: This is very exciting. So many Omaha folks making the trek to Denver, too. It’s going to be awesome.
  • Also on my mind is the Ethan Saylor Memorial Film Festival: What a Work in Progress that Stephanie has tackled. Check out what’s going on already!
  • The Human Trisome Project: Seriously. This is Big. Trisome.org
  • And, if you can believe it, time-management: I know…right?

 

 

Oops. That didn’t actually cross anything off the list.  Did it whet your appetite? Now you may be  asking yourself, What does any of this have to do with Brian Wilson? Well, here you go, two songs which sum up where my brain is right now.

I’m sitting somewhere begin Coldplay’s “Don’t Panic” And Barenaked Ladies’ “Brian Wilson”

then this

I’m having a hard time getting out of bed this week. But then, there is so much to do…

So I’ve burned up all of my Sunday Morning writing time just writing around stuff. Can you believe this took three hours? It happens.

I hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by and if you have a request for what you want to see next from that list, please let me know in the comments.  I respond well to assignments, I mean encouragement. (Some of you, specifically those of you named Brian and Stephanie, seem to know that well.) ANYway, I hope you other 12 readers let me know and come back around to find out more, too. Thanks Friends, have a great week!

2016-10-23T12:34:26+00:00Categories: Grown Ups & Downs|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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  1. Stephanie October 23, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    lol! Cat words! LOVE it! It’s so true!

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